Frank Dikotter on How China Changed (and Didn’t) After Mao
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Since 1976, changes have been introduced to a rigidly collectivized economy in order to build up socialism, not to abandon it.”
Jiang Zemin Hailed by China’s Top Leaders in Memorial Service
By Associated Press
Current Communist Party leader Xi Jinping praised Jiang in an hour-long address at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
Jiang Zemin’s Mixed Legacy
By Zhiqun Zhu
One can attribute many of China’s current achievements and problems to policies initiated during Jiang’s tenure.
Jiang Zemin’s Foreign Policy Legacy Has Died With Him
By Denny Roy
Many Chinese associate the late Jiang with an era seen as brighter and more hopeful than the literal and figurative lockdown Xi has brought upon China.
Jiang Zemin, Who Guided China’s Economic Rise, Dies
By Joe McDonald
Jiang led China from 1989 to 2002, a period that saw explosive growth in China’s economy and global status but also laid the seeds for many of the issues facing the country today.
Can the Chinese Communist Party Congress Surprise Us?
By Bonnie Girard
Surprises are possible at the CCP’s most scripted event – but this year, any hopes for an “October surprise” are wishful thinking.
The End of Senior Politics in China
By Zhuoran Li
Xi Jinping is the first leader since 1978 not to be constrained by powerful elders in the CCP.
David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Although their respective periods of rule are four decades apart, and China has changed so much in the interim, it is really quite striking just how much Mao and Xi have in common.”
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
By Yi Wang
Wang rose to China's political heights on the strength of his ideas.
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
By Don Tse
The move helps Xi consolidate control over the military while avoiding a major backlash.
Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
By Ankit Panda
China's foreign policy can be expected to remain assertive as it grows increasingly ambitious under Xi Jinping.